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[quote author=073B39310B13212D540 link=1469838687/3671#3671 date=1538403024]Can I be notified when drinking with Xi posts?




<  --------------- Another Friday Evening    ..................  Another Night of  ................ Wait for it !!!!!!!   .......   :







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Hello Me Stonesian Brothers and Sisters    






   So Emperor Xi sends me a text message Friday Morning stating he is stuck in New York all weekend and cannot make it to
The Brazen Head to celebrate our Great President Donald J. Trump’s ( ‘ PRECIOUS ‘ LEADER ! ) victorious achievement  : Brett  Kavanaugh’s
Ascension / Confirmation to the United States Supreme Court . I brayed , “ No problem !  --- I will meet you in NYC and we can have drinks
Friday Evening at The Russian Vodka Room . “   ---  Yes ,  THAT RUSSIAN VODKA ROOM !! :  265 WEST 52nd Street   -- just on the fringes of
The Theatre District   -- an absolutely lovely , lively little nightspot with that gorgeous Rolling Stones’ B2B ( Bridges to Babylon ) Era
Painting on the East Wall  ( …. only the artist was Stones’ Savvy enough to include Bill “ The Lil’ Hands that Could “ Wyman )   .  Xi’s
Entourage and myself arrived promptly at 6:00 PM  ; EST and we got the corner VIP table on the left -- which fits three people ( Perfect ) .
The Emperor and myself immediately recognized the piano player’s jazz infused standards and one of the bartenders was actually
singing – lovely voice .  Speaking of which  , there is no Bar Manager Christy around this place . Indeed , the bartenders are invariably
Russian women with ice-blue eyes who manage to convey , with very few words and in no uncertain terms , one message to the
after-work happy-hour droves: “ Don’t FRIG with me ! If you want warmth , DRINK VODKA  !!!!!!  “
     My Stonesian Brothers and Sisters  , the Vodka here is delicious and smooth -- proper infused vodka – where it sits
in giant kegs with fruits or spices whose flavors are imparted over a long period of time. We both had the Cranberry  ( It tasted
almost like cranberry juice --  but after nine shots we found ourselves surprisingly drunk  ) . The covert leader of the mysterious
seating system (a free-for-all, unless you can get in good with her), was asked to name her favorite thing on the menu.
For just a moment, her face softened and she lit up: “The meat dumplings are fantastic.”  SOLD !  It was at that point Xi
remarked how President Trump seems to be a NATURAL at this political thing with one victory after another victory .  In fact ,
we are winning so much we almost feel sorry for the Dems and their beloved POCAHONTAS . The Emperor exclaimed that if
the Democratic Party exalts Pocahontas as their 2020 Democratic Standard Bearer , President Trump may win not ONLY all
Fifty States but even capture the Puerto Rico Commonwealth  [ Spit Kit NOT Included    …….. “ that Lil’ Kit !!!!!!  ….. THAT Lil’ KIT !!!!  “] .
With that the Emperor wolfed down another Dumpling ,  sucked away two more Cranberry Vodka’s and joined the singing bartender
in an invigorating , stirring  , energizing ,  electrifyingly rousing edition of “ Theme from New York , New York  !!!  “ 


“Dorogie Tovarischi Me Stoneslings !!!! "

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https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/08/business/media/hope-hicks-fox-job.html




" Former Trump Aide Hope Hicks to Join Fox as Communications Chief  "








" The Murdoch family, in the throes of reshaping its media empire, is bringing on a lieutenant with experience in chaotic environments: President Trump’s former communications director, Hope Hicks.

Starting next year, Ms. Hicks, one of the most recognizable alumni of Mr. Trump’s White House, will become the chief communications officer of Fox, the new entity to be spun out of the Walt Disney Company’s acquisition of most of 21st Century Fox.

She plans to move to Los Angeles in connection with her new job. A native of Greenwich, Conn., she had been living in Manhattan since leaving the White House this year.

Ms. Hicks, 29, was an obscure public relations aide with zero political experience when Mr. Trump plucked her from his family business in 2015 to serve as press secretary for his nascent presidential bid. What followed was a remarkable ascent, as Ms. Hicks weathered staff shake-ups and a knives-out office environment to become the closest aide to the most powerful man in the world.

Her new role also signals the ambitions of Lachlan Murdoch, the elder son of the mogul Rupert Murdoch, as he prepares to lead the next version of his family’s empire.

The reconstituted Fox corporation includes Fox Business, Fox Sports and a national broadcast network. But its central asset is Fox News, the highly profitable cable network with close ties to the Trump administration. The channel’s prime-time stars are relentless boosters of Mr. Trump, and its former co-president, Bill Shine, became Mr. Trump’s deputy chief of staff for communications in July.

The addition of Ms. Hicks to Lachlan Murdoch’s core management team offers him another boost in replicating his father’s influence at the upper echelons of government.

In the West Wing, Ms. Hicks was seen by many journalists and network executives as a key point of contact, able to channel the thinking of her tempestuous boss and single-handedly wrangle time for interviews with Mr. Trump in the Oval Office.

In addition to her A-list contacts in the news media, Ms. Hicks has a track record of working well with heirs to dynastic families — a desirable trait for the Murdoch clan, whose financial and personal lives play out in the public eye.


Ms. Hicks, who declined to comment for this article, advised Ivanka Trump on her fashion and real estate businesses before joining Mr. Trump’s campaign. At the White House, she was one of the few aides who could anticipate, and sometimes temper, Mr. Trump’s mercurial moods.

For the Fox empire, it is a moment of transition.

In a $71.3 billion deal expected to be completed next year, the Walt Disney Company is set to acquire the bulk of the Murdochs’ entertainment and media assets, substantially altering the Hollywood landscape. For Rupert Murdoch and his children, the deal represents a significant downsizing, and a shift in focus to news and sports.

In dealing with the press, the Murdochs have long relied on the guidance of Julie Henderson, the chief communications officer of 21st Century Fox. Ms. Henderson is expected to step down from her role with the Murdochs after the Disney sale is completed. Her deputy in New York, Nathaniel Brown, is also opting not to continue with the new company.

Fox announced Ms. Hicks’s appointment alongside a new role for Danny O’Brien, a former senior aide to Joseph R. Biden Jr., the former vice president, and Senator Robert Menendez of New Jersey, who will lead the company’s Washington-based government relations team.

“Together they will define and project Fox’s voice to our relevant communities,” Viet Dinh, Fox’s chief legal and policy officer, wrote in a statement.

A former model and college lacrosse star, Ms. Hicks cut her teeth in public relations at Hiltzik Strategies, the high-powered New York communications firm. She worked there with Joshua Raffel, who also ended up in the Trump administration and recently landed his own post-White House job, handling communications for the e-cigarette giant Juul.

Ms. Hicks’s White House tenure was not without controversy. Her role in a statement by Donald Trump Jr., about a 2016 meeting with Russian operatives at Trump Tower, attracted attention from federal investigators, and she testified for eight hours before the House Intelligence Committee shortly before leaving the West Wing.

But unlike other former advisers, she remains close with Mr. Trump — traveling with him and his team on Air Force One in August — and is held in high esteem by many members of the current West Wing staff.

“Fox won’t find anyone smarter or more talented than Hope Hicks,” the White House press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, tweeted on Monday. “So happy for my friend. They are beyond lucky to have you and the East Coast misses you already.”




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Joey, now Nikki Haley is leaving.when your peers laff at your boss maybe time to go..hmm speculation that she replaces Graham in Senate after he gets AG job.....funny shit as the chairs get shuffled. Kanye West for the UN?
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"Trump was likely referring to an emerging wave of more liberal Democratic candidates in the 2018 election cycle that share the views of self-described Democratic socialist Bernie Sanders, such as
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
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Do a little research on this 28 year-old girl and you'll see that she lacks knowledge of the basic rules of finance and governmental procedures.
Talk about putting a child in charge of the candy store. 

The Venezuela analogy is apt, even though it's an extreme example of what could happen.
People sometimes need to be reminded about just how bad it can get.

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez."

Do a little research on this 28 year-old girl and you'll see that she lacks knowledge of the basic rules of finance and governmental procedures.
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The Venezuela analogy is apt, even though it's an extreme example of what could happen.
People sometimes need to be reminded about just how bad it can get.
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"Trump was likely referring to an emerging wave of more liberal Democratic candidates in the 2018 election cycle that share the views of self-described Democratic socialist Bernie Sanders, such as
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
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Do a little research on this 28 year-old girl and you'll see that she lacks knowledge of the basic rules of finance and governmental procedures.
Talk about putting a child in charge of the candy store. 

The Venezuela analogy is apt, even though it's an extreme example of what could happen.
People sometimes need to be reminded about just how bad it can get.



She lacks the basic understanding of finances and government procedure? Gee why hold her to a higher standard than Trump?
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez."

Do a little research on this 28 year-old girl and you'll see that she lacks knowledge of the basic rules of finance and governmental procedures.
Talk about putting a child in charge of the candy store. 

The Venezuela analogy is apt, even though it's an extreme example of what could happen.
People sometimes need to be reminded about just how bad it can get.
-FOX News



Comparing little old me to Fox News? I'm flattered!  really?
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So now this week, no less than Hillary and Holder call for incivility and violence.  What a treat those two are.  Sooner or later -- probably sooner -- someone is going to get killed.
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Me Stoneslings     -------   Highly Recommend this Movie . What a Friggin FANTASTIC Performance . Any Actor who wins an Academy Award has achieved something special  --- However , sometimes a performance is COMPLETELY Unforgettable :


Marlon Brando as The Godfather
George C. Scott as General George Patton
Anthony Hopkins as Dr. Hannibal Lecter
Tom Hanks as Gump
Alec Guinness as Lt. Colonel Nicholson
Peter Finch as Howard Beale
Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch
Michael Douglas as Gordon Gekko ( Character based on President Donald J. Trump  [ Paramount Leader ! ] )  .
Gary Oldman as Sir Winston Churchill


 

" I really , REALLY thought Churchill rose from the dead and came back inside this movie for a few short hours  ,  Ronnie ! "
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"The disgraceful behavior, the disgraceful leaking of documents, you look at what they did. You look at the false charges, you look at the false accusations, it was a disgrace, it was a disgrace. Also, look at my tiny hands and my giant _____; Melania, I Will _____ my daughter."


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" The election of Meng Hongwei in 2016 to be president of Interpol was a prize for China, a signal of acceptance and legitimacy.

Meng’s role was largely ceremonial at the international police coordinating agency, but Communist Party bosses must have been tickled when Interpol held its general assembly meeting last year in Beijing, with an address by President Xi Jinping, who has been driving China’s aggressive search for power and influence beyond its shores.

Now China has burst its own bubble. Meng has quit and is being held incommunicado in China. Before he disappeared, he sent his wife an emoji: a dagger.

Meng rose to become a vice minister in China’s feared public-security apparatus, known for persecuting dissidents.

China is not a state based on rule of law, and when Meng was put at the helm of Interpol, some human rights advocates worried he might attempt to insinuate China’s dirty practices into the police organization. Interpol is an international clearinghouse for police, based in Lyon, France, and its notices to arrest someone — the Red Notice and the less formal “diffusion” — have been abused by authoritarian governments to nab political dissidents.

Meng was not in a position to affect specific notices; Interpol is run by a secretary general, now Jürgen Stock of Germany.

But it is noteworthy that, in February, Interpol canceled a Red Notice pushed by Beijing in pursuit of a persecuted Uighur dissident, Dolkun Isa, who fled China in the 1990s. Also, Interpol responded to complaints of abuse, installing new safeguards for Red Notices and giving individuals a channel to challenge them.

The watchdog group Fair Trials has just published a report and scorecard on Interpol’s reforms, saying the agency has made promising first steps, although more are needed.

This is all the more reason Meng’s disappearance looks extremely odd, exposing the arbitrary and opaque methods of China’s leaders, who operate far outside any concepts of rule of law and due process. He returned to Beijing in late September. His worried wife reported to French police that she had not heard from him since Sept. 25.

Interpol announced Oct. 7 it received his resignation, and the next day, China said he was being investigated on charges of bribery.

Precisely why Meng ran afoul of China’s leaders is not known, but in the past few years, Xi has used an anti-corruption drive to strengthen his grip on power. Perhaps the Chinese leaders were unhappy that Meng did not subvert Interpol to their liking.

By its constitution, Interpol is committed to the spirit of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and is prohibited from interventions that are political.

Meng knew this and emphasized at last year’s general assembly in Beijing that Interpol’s neutrality “is its lifeline.”

Yet Interpol accepted the loss of Meng with nary a protest, simply asking China for “clarification,” an embarrassing response from an organization dedicated to the rule of law. And China has badly tarnished its own ambitions at global leadership. "
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